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Review: could Mirena cause Hair thinning?

We study 62,540 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,053 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,889 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Hair thinning

Hair thinning (latest reports from 228,352 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 62,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 1,053 people (1.68%) have Hair Thinning. They amount to 0.46% of all the 227,985 people who have Hair Thinning on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair thinning in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Hair thinning * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair thinning5.21%35.68%18.49%20.31%15.62%4.69%0.00%

Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%0.27%1.92%37.81%40.41%18.77%0.82%0.00%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning30.00%70.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (628 people, 59.64%)
  2. Menorrhagia (52 people, 4.94%)
  3. Depression (10 people, 0.95%)
  4. Endometriosis (9 people, 0.85%)
  5. Thyroidectomy (6 people, 0.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (8 people, 0.76%)
  2. Antibiotics (7 people, 0.66%)
  3. Lexapro (7 people, 0.66%)
  4. Yasmin (7 people, 0.66%)
  5. Nexium (6 people, 0.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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